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Bad Future – Night Church Cassette + Catholic Guilt/Bad Future tour

Surprise! We’ve just released a limited cassette from Bad Future for their tour (happening now! See dates below) with Catholic Guilt!

Bad Future – Night Church tape

Bad Future play driving, grimey punk that’s pretty difficult to describe. The best I can do is say imagine Jawbreaker taking a stab at Amphetamine Reptile style post-punk. But regardless of how you wanna codify things, this Seattle band is great – playing amped up, urgent punk rock. Limited to 200 copies. Comes with a download code.

Buy your copy here

Listen here

Catholic Guilt/Bad Future tour!

Thurs, April 2 – Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Lindseys, Convictions

Fri, April 3 – Portland, OR @ Blackwater w/ The Estranged, Vivid Sekt

Sat, April – 4 Ashland, OR (house show)

Sun, April 5 – Reno, NV @ TBA

Mon, April 6 – Oakland, CA @ Dead Rat Beach w/ Silent Era

Tues, April 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Space Fourty-Two w/ Nasa Space Universe, Doses

Weds, April 8 – Las Vegas, NV HellPop! in the Arts Factory

Thurs, April – 9 Flagstaff, AZ @ Mia’s lounge 26 S San Francisco st. w/ Custody battle,

Fri, April 10 – Phoenix, AZ @ Third Space w/ Man Hands

Sat, April 11 – Albuquerque, NM @ Raptor House w/ Weed Rat, Little Brain, Rudest Priest

Sun, April – 12 El Paso, TX @ Lovesprout w/ So Stressed, Takanakuy, Extremity

Mon, April – 13 Houston, TX @ Notsouh w/ Muhammadali and Johnwayneisdead

Tues, April 14 – Austin, TX @ Beerland w/ Nervous Energy, Leche

Weds, April 15 – Denton, TX @ J&Js Pizza w/ TBD, Hanging

Thurs, April 16 – Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall (1151 W Picacho) w/ Pris, Star Eater

Fri, April 17 – Tucson, AZ @ House Show w/ Junkie Vomit

Sat, April 18 – San Diego, CA

Sun, April 19 – Los Angeles, CA @ Cafe Nela w/ Rough Kids, Oxidizer

Mon, April 20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Mill Bar w/ Provos

Tues, April 21 – Portland, OR @ The Know w/ The Stops

Weds, April 22 – Seattle, WA @ Narwhal w/ Youth Avoiders, Dry Heaves

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Big Dick – Disappointment LP out now plus stream!

Hey everyone,

Since we got the records well in advance of the actual Feb 24th release date, we’ve decided we’re gonna go ahead and put up Big Dick – Disappointment LP for sale via mailorder only.

Here’s some info about the record:
Big Dick return with their second LP! The band is a duo featuring drums, bass, and dueling vocals from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Named after a NOMEANSNO song, Big Dick has cultivated a sound that borders on progressive punk and post-hardcore, while also gravitating towards both the melodic and absurdly heavy. This is a band equally at ease with their penchant for 90’s era Canadian indie rock as they are with the punk, hardcore, and noise rock bands of the last three decades – the result being a memorable listening experience that breaks down traditional sub-genre party lines . Disappointment serves as an anthemic celebration of failure and inquietude for fans of Death from Above, Japandroids, and just good music.

Blue vinyl (limited to 100) can be purchased here
Black vinyl can be purchased here

Stream the record via punknews.org here

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Brooklyn Vegan Premiers Big Dick “Crawl”

Check out another song streaming from Big Dick’s upcoming “Disappointment” LP. The record will be available on February 24th. Stream the song here

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Exclaim Premiere of Big Dick “Let Down”

We’re excited to announce that Big Dick’s second LP “Disappointment” will be out on Dirt Cult Records on Feb 24th. You can stream the first song “Let Down” here:



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Dirt Cult 2014 Sampler

It’s the end of another year, and it was a great one for Dirt Cult!

Check out a sampler of songs from every release this year on our Bandcamp here

And in 2015, look for releases from Iron Chic, Low Culture, Hysterese, Crow Bait, Earth Girls, Big Dick, Der Faden, Canadian Rifle, Blank Pages, and more!

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V/A – Todd is my Co-Pilot

A few years ago my friend Walker and I got drunk and discussed curating a Todd C cover comp where we would ask bands to cover songs from any of his many bands. We actually started asking bands that night. The next morning I woke up a little hungover and remembered that coordinating comps is about the least fun thing in the entire world and shooting for a release date for a few months after we hatched the idea was a pretty ridiculous idea.
And hey! A bunch of awesome people sent us tracks that I’ve been sitting on for way too long. And the other day when I saw Toys that Kill pay an awesome set here in PDX I thought now would be as good of time as any to share these awesome covers with you. A little X-Mas present from Dirt Cult to you…
Download it here
Oh and hey, more delays at the plant with Iron Chic/Low Culture, Hysterese, and Crow Bait. I’m not expecting all of these to ship to me the second week of January. Ugh. Sorry.
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Catholic Guilt – Catholic Guilt LP out now!

Catholic Guilt are from Austria, and they play dark, dense, and discordant hardcore punk that fans of classic 80′s hardcore like Poison Idea, Die Kreuzen, and Articles of Faith as well as more recent bands like Sickoids. An all around great record, that we’re eager to share with you.

Stream/download here

Get YELLOW vinyl here

Get BLACK vinyl here

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VVHILE – More LP up for download. Physical release in 2015

VVHILE (remember them? Awesome Serbian two-piece playing amazing experimental shoegaze that we released a 7″ for a while back) is back with 10 new songs that will released early next year in the US via Dirt Cult. In the meantime, you can download the record for “pay what you want.”

Check out this dark, haunting and beautiful record here

And stay tuned regarding information on the US release.

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Iron Chic/Low Culture – Split 7″, Crow Bait – Separate Stations 7″, Hysterese LP, Catholic Guilt 12″ preorders up!

We’ve got A TON of records at the plant and decided to go ahead and make them available for you. Preorders are up for the following releases! All should ship by late November, but if you know anything about how pressing plants operate these days, be prepared for a December release date.

You can check them all out here on our new and featured section of our site or see individual links below

Iron Chic/Low Culture – Split 7″
split release with Dead Broke
200 on orange vinyl (Dirt Cult exclusive), 200 on blue vinyl (Dead Broke exclusive, but we have some copies), 400 on green, 100 FEST test pressings, 700 on black

Having toured together on the East Coast/Canada as well as the Southwestern desert, the Iron Chic and Low Culture decided that the next logical step would be to release a split 7″ – and not just a split 7″, but a split label/split 7″ between Mike from Iron Chic’s Dead Broke Records and Chris from Low Culture’s Dirt Cult Records.
Iron Chic – Fucking fantastic existential, anthemic, and melodic punk rock. I don’t really feel the need to say much more. You know who these guys are. This is their first release since their well received, Bridge Nine released “The Constant One” LP last year.
Low Culture – After releasing their debut LP “Screens” in 2013 on Dirtnap Records, the band has seen members fan out all over the place (including Santa Fe, El Paso, and Portland). But there’s no plans of slowing down (too much). Features members of Shang-A-Lang and Marked Men, and sounds pretty much like a cross between the 2 bands, with the former’s distinct songwriting style mashed together with the latter’s tighter, cleaner performances. These recordings are the results of the band’s first trip into a “pro” recording studio, sounding cleaner but no less effective than past material.
Listen to a track from each band at NOISEY
Order all color vinyl here
Order black vinyl here

Crow Bait – Separate Stations 7″
split release with Drunken Sailor (UK)
100 on translucent green, 400 on black

Hot of the heels of their debut LP entitled “Sliding Through the Halls of Fate” on Don Giovanni Records, Crow Bait returns. The band is from New York featuring three guys that you probably know from past and current projects such as Sister Kisser, and Iron Chic. But if you’re checking this out on the basis of the band members’ past and current projects, expecting to hear another “Not Like This” or “Vipers” – two very good records for the record – prepare to be left scratching your head. Crow Bait, while clearly looking forward, is also clearly trying to create something that resembles the music they grew up on – Goo Goo Dolls, Buffalo Tom, The Replacements, etc. And they do a damn good job. If you’re like me, and you never change the dial when a good 90′s alt-rock song comes on the radio, this record is right up your alley.
Listen to a song on NOISEY
Order green vinyl here
Order black vinyl here

Hysterese – Hysterese LP
100 one white, 250 on black

A little bit hardcore – a little bit garage, Hysterese is from from Tübingen, Germany and they play dark, melodic, and powerful punk rock. I’ve been struggling with a point of reference on this one (they have a pretty unique sound!). So lets go with The Soviettes and Marked Men getting together to form a hardcore band. Yeah…that works. Whatever this is, it’s fucking great!
Listen on BANDCAMP
Order white vinyl here
Order black vinyl here

Catholic Guilt – Catholic Guilt 12″
100 on translucent yellow, 250 on black

Catholic Guilt are from Austria, and they play dark, dense, and discordant hardcore punk that fans of classic 80′s hardcore like Poison Idea, Die Kreuzen, and Articles of Faith as well as more recent bands like Sickoids. An all around great record, that we’re eager to share with you.
Listen on BANDCAMP
Order yellow vinyl here
Order black vinyl here

Also, in case you missed it, we put up Feral Trash – Trashfiction LPs up for preorder last week. This one will be shipping a bit sooner (unless, of course, it’s purchased with one of the above records). Should have these on hand early-November. Fronted  by Eric Neurotic of Fear of Lipstick/Varsity Weirdos, Feral Trash plays dark and melodic punk – just the way we like it – for fans of Allvaret, Masshysteri, and the Vicious.
split release with Mammoth Cave (Canada)
100 on color, 200 on black

Listen on BANDCAMP
Order color vinyl here
Order black vinyl here

Also, we’ve got shirts back in stock with a cool new design! Get em here

This might also be a good time to save some bucks and sign up for our subscription club. More info on that here

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FERAL TRASH – TRASHFICTION LP pre-order and stream

A simple 3-piece from the small eastern (often overlooked) city Of Moncton NB, Feral Trash play cold, anxiety ridden songs about the shitty world they see around them. Formed over a winter of Nyquil, hash and too many Wipers records, guitarist Eric Neurotic (Fear of Lipstick, Varsity Weirdos) sought out members of the darkest band in town (Thalidomy Kids) and recruited them to start something new. After releasing their surprisingly well received Dead Eyes EP in 2013 (well received by their standards), Feral Trash took the next logical step and went to the studio to record their debut album Trashfiction. FFO: Masshysteri, The Vicion, Vann Inget, Allvaret, The Creeps, etc.

Order color vinyl here (limited to 100)
Order black vinyl here (limited to 200)

Stream at PunkNews
Stream/purchase on Bandcamp
Purchase on Itunes

Split release with Mammoth Cave (Canada)

If all goes well at the plant, records should ship by the end of October.

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